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Friday, March 15 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Featured Speaker - "Applying Science to Archaeology: Tracking Hannibal With Technology, New Methods for an Old Story" LIMITED

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In this amply-illustrated presentation, Dr. Patrick Hunt tracks Hannibal in his intrepid Alps march in 218 BCE with an army and elephants with field science methods that include geomorphology and soil chemistry as well as paleoclimatology and changing topographies due to long-term erosion in the Alps and in Italy where his battles took place. In his best-selling book Hannibal (2017),  Hunt has carefully documented how Hannibal studied his environment in order to use brilliant tactics against the Celts and Romans, weaponizing nature to be part of his arsenal.  

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Dr. Patrick Hunt

National Geographic, National Geographic Learning, Stanford University
Dr. Patrick Hunt is an award-winning archaeologist teaching at Stanford University since 1993. His fieldwork has been sponsored by National Geographic Society and he is a National Geographic Expeditions Expert. Author of 20 books, including the best-selling TEN DISCOVERIES THAT REWROTE... Read More →

Friday March 15, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Cedar Room Doubletree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110